December 1, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

The Most Beautiful Wedding Video

The Most Beautiful Wedding Video

In September this year, my little sister got married in Bali. It was so so beautiful and special and I honestly cried from start to finish. I’ve watched her wedding video about 5 times and sobbed every time. Key moments that push me over the edge: When her voice cracks as she says “Nicholas” in […]

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November 28, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

I’ll be the first to admit that living in Cape Town can sometimes make you forget that you’re in Africa at all. There’s a very European feel and energy to this city, and you’re likely to hear a European language or American accent at least once a day. So I often find myself daydreaming about an “African” adventure. […]

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November 23, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

Christmas. Only a month away! The most wonderful tiiiiime, of the yeeeaaar! A time for good cheer and good food, list making and shopping for the people you love. A time for elaborate gift wrapping and tree decorating. A time I honestly find such so much pleasure in. I really love buying gifts for the special people […]

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November 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Cape Town Shopping Guide

My Cape Town Shopping Guide

I’m not pedantic about this, but I do enjoy shopping local. Of course you’ll find me in H&M and in a Billabong swimsuit, but I find it especially exciting to shop South African brands and designers. Cape Town is a total hotspot for local designers and artisans, so if you’re coming to visit this summer, […]

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November 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

My Gumtree Dream Find

My Gumtree Dream Find

While we were in Bali in September, I decided that I couldn’t let another summer go by without a scooter of my own. The summer traffic in Cape Town makes it exhausting to get the beach, coffee shops or even the mall. A scooter would fix all my problems! I found a little Big Boy […]

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October 31, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Summer at Hartenberg

Summer at Hartenberg

This past weekend I spent a lovely day under the trees at Hartenberg Wine Estate, with a bottle of Chardonnay, a picnic crate full of delicious treats and a couple of gorgeous girlfriends. This is honestly exactly how I plan on spending as many summery Sundays as possible in the coming months. We’re super spoilt […]

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October 20, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Back in September I posted my Cape Town Summer Wishlist, which features a few things I’ve never done in my own home town before, but am dying to do this summer. It was so well received that I thought I’d put together a list of five more great things to in and around the Mother City this holiday […]

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October 19, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek

I like to complain about the weather in the Cape. Cause let’s be honest; the winters are kinda wet and the summers are kinda short. Not to mention windy. But man, when its a perfect summer’s day, you could not be in a better place in the world.  That’s why, when I find a place […]

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October 19, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Franschhoek MCC Route

The Franschhoek MCC Route

Did you know that South Africa produces Champagne? Well, we produce bubbly using the same method that the French use to produce Champagne. While we can’t call it Champagne (because that name has a copyright) we are essentially producing it right here. Locally, it’s called MCC or Methode Cap Classique. The difference between MCC and “sparkling […]

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October 17, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

WIN: Tickets to Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap 2016

WIN: Tickets to Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap 2016

Imagine a day in the beautiful winelands, with endless fountains of wine, platters of food and entertainment. A day where you don’t have to worry about who is going to stand in line to buy the next bottle, because the wine is on tap. A day where you don’t have to decide what to order off […]

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